"Pictures must be miraculous."
"Certain people always say we should go back to nature. I notice they never say we should go forward to nature."
"I am not an abstract painter. I am not interested in the relationship between form and color. The only thing I care about is the expression of man's basic emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, destiny."
"The role of the artist, of course, has always been that of image-maker. Different times require different images. Today when our aspirations have been reduced to a desperate attempt to escape from evil, and times are out of joint, our obsessive, subterranean and pictographic images are the expression of the neurosis which is our reality. To my mind certain so-called abstraction is not abstraction at all. On the contrary, it is the realism of our time. "
"The progression of a painter's work as it travels in time from point to point, will be toward clarity, toward the elimination of all obstacles between the painter and the idea and the idea and the observer. To achieve this clarity is inevitably to be understood."
"We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth."
"Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks."
"This world of imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense."